HC Deb 17 June 1953 vol 516 c971
49. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will arrange an official reception for the Mount Everest Expedition on their return.

The Prime Minister

I am sure that the organisations which sponsored the expedition will make adequate arrangements to welcome its members on their return. In addition, the Secretary of State for War will meet Colonel Hunt and his party, and express to them the admiration of Her Majesty's Government for their memorable achievement.

Mr. Lindsay

Is the Prime Minister aware of the general disappointment that it has not been thought appropriate to offer the Indian subject, Tensing, an award comparable with that given to the New Zealander?

The Prime Minister

That does not entirely rest with Her Majesty's Government.